Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Survey finds Fico is the most popular politician

The popularity of Daniel Lipšic, the deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and Richard Sulík, chairman of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party jumped considerably in the latest poll of political popularity conducted by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), the SITA newswire reported. IVO surveyed 1,076 respondents aged 18 years and older between January 9 and January 16 asking them to name their three favourite politicians without being offered any choices.

The popularity of Daniel Lipšic, the deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and Richard Sulík, chairman of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party jumped considerably in the latest poll of political popularity conducted by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), the SITA newswire reported. IVO surveyed 1,076 respondents aged 18 years and older between January 9 and January 16 asking them to name their three favourite politicians without being offered any choices.

Smer Chairman Robert Fico was the most popular politician (33 percent), Oľga Gyárfasová of IVO told SITA, adding that the popularity of Lipšic had improved to 7 percent compared with 4 percent in February 2010 while Sulík improved from 3 percent to 7 percent in that period. Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská also made it into the poll this year.

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová placed second (14 percent), Smer deputy chair Robert Kaliňák was third (12 percent). Nine percent of respondents named Most-Híd leader Béla Bugár while eight percent chose President Ivan Gašparovič. Lipšic was sixth on the list, followed by Richard Sulík, KDH chairman Ján Figeľ, Slovak National Party (SNS) chairman Ján Slota and Igor Matovič, chairman of the Ordinary People party.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak